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Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Ellicott City
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New Jersey, US
Senior Contributor
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Facilities but Not a Great Room!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I like the overall facilities of this resort, nice lobby, decent size of gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and etc. But the standard double bed room is quite small and old. The sink counter is very small as well with a nice coffee machine right next to the sink. Can hear clearly the noises from the hall way and even worst, I can hear somebody peeing in the next door. Couldn't
sleep well at all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco Bay Area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

As I write this, there is a great party going on in the hall outside of our room. I opened the door to ask the guests to keep the noise level down, but the pizza party was in full swing. I called the front desk, and they apparently have no control over this. My elderly mother (93 years old) in a room several halls over from us, could not sleep last night. We stayed here for my niece's wedding--not a good idea. Try a smaller hotel with more control over their guests. Further, housekeeping was below average. Dirty glasses were not replaces, even in our upgraded suite.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hermitage, Tennessee
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We booked for 4 nights and the rates were great. Our standard room was a good size. They also have super huge luxury suites as well. The front desk was nice and helpful. There is no free breakfast but they do have a restaurant. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. As the name suggest they cater to golfers. Since we are a fly fishing company we opted out of a round of golf. They also have very nice huge olympic size pools. This location was great for us when we went to the Baltimore Orioles games. They swept the Yankees by the way:-) We were not gouged with the ridiculous extra hotel charges. If we'd booked a hotel in Baltimore City, we would have to pay for the wi-fi, parking and who knows what else. At Turf Valley the parking and wi-fi is free! We would highly recommend this hotel! Harbor Town Fly Fishing

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Turf Valley is a really great location near Baltimore and Columbia MD with a golf course and tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pools. The restaurant in the hotel has excellent food, I was very taken by their Corn Chowder Soup and their breakfast offerings were both southern and healthy. The staff was very friendly and courteous and the place is very much utilized locally with very nice and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate. Great family place or couples and also great meeting rooms for business.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

As my title clearly states PROGRESS = WORKS. My company has used Turf Valley the past two years for their meetings and conferences. During my quarterly stays I have observed this property improving itself. Their latest upgrades to the conference rooms has proved that Turf Valley is not only Maryland's best wedding venue, but also a real CONFERENCE CENTER.

The rooms look great and are always clean. The most attentive and hard working housekeeping ladies. The restaurant renovation was like the birth of a new child - WOW! what an amazing new dining facility - great menu and best outdoor seating. Best praise for the last... this hotel's front desk staff has no competition. They recognize me each time, treat me like family and always make sure our group is happy. Always great to see the same happy faces (for the past two years) checking you in.

I know progress is still in the works and they sure need to keep it up - some parts of the lobby, elevators, carpeting in some of the hallways, some of the restrooms - but they sure have proved that their progress works.

Turf Valley should be any meeting planner's first choice. Its only 25 minutes from BWI, has an amazing golf course (very helpful PGA staff), a spa, and an outdoor pool.

Room Tip: all rooms are renovated. premium rooms have the fridge and microwave. for longer stays a golf view m...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I was in a wedding held at this facility. They have beautiful grounds, helpful staff, however some parts of the property could use some upgrades. Also, allowing the groundskeeper to mow the greens during an outdoor ceremony....not a great idea. The property is very large and has a number of spaces for events to occur simultaneously. I'd recommended anyone interested in holding a wedding at this facility to consider the outside alter/gazebo for a ceremony, it is a beautiful space.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The rooms were large. The bed was very comfortable. My room was on the parking lot side. My sons room was on the pool side. Nice wet bar area. The food at the conference center was excellent. I the only thing was I thought the ac was a little to loud when it came on and it made a rattling noise. room 525. I wish I could had more time to look around and go to the outdoor pool.

Room Tip: a/c noice in my room 525 looking over the parking lot. room 524 looking over the pool area.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center

Address: 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Location: United States > Maryland > Ellicott City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Ellicott City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center 3.5*
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